Monday, October 12, 2009

Large turnout for bicycle planning open house

A standing room only crowd gathered at McKie Recreation Center in Northside last Thursday to chime in on Cincinnati's first bicycle master plan since 1976.

And on Saturday, riders joined planners from Toole Design Group and the City on tours along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Spring Grove, Ludlow and Hamilton avenues, providing feedback at stops along the route.

The City is spending nearly $5 million to overhaul its bicycle infrastructure, including improved trails and bike routes, wayfinding signage, sharrows, bike parking and bike racks.

The master plan, scheduled for completion next summer, also is expected to establish programs on bicycle safety and awareness.

For those who were unable to attend the public meeting, the City and its planning team has provided an online survey as well as an interactive map (username and password "bikecincy") to gather feedback.

Photo credit: "PBRS - Ride Seven" by JSmith Photo, courtesy of Flickr through the Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 2.0 license.

Previous reading on BC:
Interactive OKI bike route guide now online (7/15/09)
Initiatives serve to improve Cincinnati's environment (6/9/09)
Dohoney: Spring Grove bike lanes need more study (5/14/09)
OKI updates bike plan, Cincinnati's moving forward (5/5/09)
Cyclists to advocate for safety, input (10/22/08)